It was, of course, a favorite mantra of the anti-war left – “No Blood For Oil!”. International ANSWER, code pink, Cindy Sheehan (she who has morphed from useful idiot to just plain old idiot – now that a Democrat is in the Whitehouse) – they were all there criticising the war in Afstan and Iraq, screaming about Halliburton, calling Bush a war criminal, whatever. Today, somehow the anti-war causes are relegated to the back burner, and we have no more grim milestone watches in the mainstream media – not even any real ackowledgements that the deadliest month of the Aftan conflict for US troops occurred on Obama’s watch. And Cindy Sheehan sits all alone outside Martha’s Vineyard, wondering what happened to the media that couldn’t get enough of her when she was hounding Bush. Mysteriously, the media has now decided that it’s time for Cindy to just shut up and move on.
Now we know what trading blood for oil really looks like. It looks like Gordon Brown and British Petroleum making a deal for the release of a mass murderer in exchange for sweetheart trade deals with Libya.
The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal.
Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards.
The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release.
So, they’ve been working on this for at least 2 years. One has to wonder whether al-Megrahi really was terminally ill – or whether it was , as has been suggested, all just a big rollicking hoax.
JUSTICE secretary Kenny MacAskill was last night under pressure to reveal more details of the medical evidence that led to the release of the Lockerbie bomber, after it emerged that only one doctor was willing to say Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi had less than three months to live.
Labour and Conservative politicians have demanded the Scottish Government publish details of the doctor’s expertise and qualifications, amid suggestions he or she may not have been a prostate cancer expert.
The parties have also raised questions over whether the doctor was employed by the Libyan government or Megrahi’s legal team, which could have influenced the judgment.
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